Our stated purposes are to (i) study and perform at least one musical production each year, and (ii) support and further the arts in the community.
To these ends, EMP and its members:
• produce two musicals each year
• sing, dance, act
• design and build sets
• design and make costumes
• gather and make props
• prepare publicity and programme layouts
• read and select shows
• provide learning workshops for members
• do everything and anything it takes to produce a show
Etobicoke Musical Productions is a not-for-profit, community organization. We strive to provide our members with opportunities to perform, direct, choreograph, produce, and design quality music theatre. In doing so it is our mission to enrich the lives of our members and patrons by fostering a love of the performing arts while providing an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.
EMP’s members, though amateur in status, have built up professional expertise in all things theatrical, both on stage and behind the scenes. It is this acknowledged dedication that has drawn many ‘out-of-towners’ to swell the local audience to approximately 3,500 per production. Etobicoke Musical Productions prides itself on achieving professional quality productions by true amateurs.
A Brief History
EMP evolved out of the enthusiasm and energy of a small group of people with a shared passion – musical theatre. Under the name of York Peel Music Society their first production, Oklahoma!, was staged in the Spring of 1966. By the Fall of 1968 the Group’s name was changed to The Etobicoke Light Opera Company to acknowledge the growing membership from Etobicoke.
EMP’s Fall 2019 show was held at Meadowvale Theatre.
The venue for the Spring 2020 show will be announced at a later date.